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BOX 1, 10 Personal Papers, 1891-1961
Biographical materials from the life of John Alden Carpenter.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Biographical data (manuscript and typed), including dates of compositions and data on first performances
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 School report cards, 1891-1892
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Family papers, including both manuscript and typescript descriptions of Carpenter's ancestors, family histories, as well as relevant correspondence and clippings
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 Coat of arms, family portraits
BOX 1, 10 Writings, circa 1913-1951
Carpenter's program notes for various productions, typescript texts for songs and dramatic works that include emendations in Carpenter's hand, and writings by others, including a typescript entitled The Art of the Theatre by designer Robert Edmund Jones, who worked with Carpenter on a number of his stage productions, and a humorous illustrated book by Deems Taylor entitled Moments Mousical (1949), with drawings by Walter Kumme.
BOX 1, 10 Writings of John Alden Carpenter
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 "A Foreword to the Wise" (manuscript)
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 "Words of Wisdom" (typescript)
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Program notes on Adventures in a Perambulator
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Program notes on The Birthday of the Infanta
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Program notes on Gitanjali
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Program notes on Krazy Kat
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Program notes onThe Seven Ages
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 Program notes on Skyscrapers
BOX 1 Writings of Others
Jones, Robert Edmund
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 The Art of the Theatre
[typescript]
Koo, T. Z. (compiler)
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Songs of Cathay: An anthology of songs current in various parts of China among her people Shanghai, China: The Association Press, undated
Pierson, Thomas C.
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 John Alden Carpenter. Dissertation proposal, Eastman School of Music, Nov. 1951
Taylor, Deems
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Moments Mousical. Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., 1949
Drawings by Walter Kumme.
Young, Stark
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Somebody's Saint
[typescript]
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Birthday of the Infanta, text excerpts
Manuscript and typescript
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Hyacinth, incomplete text
Typescript
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Khaki Sammy
Typescript with pencil emendations in hand of Carpenter
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Song of Faith, text
Typescript with title and attribution in hand of Carpenter
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Miscellaneous poetry texts
Manuscript and typescript
BOX 2-3 Correspondence, 1910-1940s
Includes correspondence from Carpenter to his second wife Ellen Borden and correspondence to and from Carpenter by various colleagues and friends, including a considerable amount between Carpenter and his publisher, G. Schirmer.
BOX 2-3 Letters from John Alden Carpenter to Ellen Carpenter
Arranged either by category or chronologically.
Letters by Category
Arranged according to categories devised by Ellen Carpenter (formerly Mrs. Waller Borden).
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 "Imagery and Humor"
BOX-FOLDER 2/2-3 "Interest and Ideas"
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 "Referring to Music"
Letters by Year
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 1910-1922
BOX-FOLDER 2/6-7 1923
BOX-FOLDER 2/8-9 1924
BOX-FOLDER 2/10-12 1925
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 1926
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 1927
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 1928
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 1929-1930
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 1931-1935
BOX-FOLDER 3/5-7 undated
BOX 3 Letters to John Alden Carpenter
Arranged alphabetically by name.
American Institute of Arts and Letters
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
Barrère, Georges
see: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Benedek, Theodore Alfred
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Biancolli, [?]
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Bloch, Joseph
Cadman, Charles Wakefield
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
Cameron, Basil
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
Chadwick, George Whitefield
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
BOX-FOLDER 3/11 Chasins, Abram
Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 3/12 Copland, Aaron
BOX-FOLDER 3/13 Damrosch, Walter
See also: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
De Lamarter, Eric
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 3/14 Dumesnil, Maurice
Engel, Carl
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
BOX-FOLDER 3/15 Fisher, Renée B.
BOX-FOLDER 3/16 Flagler, Harry H.
BOX-FOLDER 3/26-27 G. Schirmer, Inc.
Gilman, Lawrence
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
Gold, Julius
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
BOX-FOLDER 3/17 Golschmann, Vladimir
See also: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 3/18 Grainger, Percy Aldridge
See also: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
Gunn, Glenn Dillard
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
Harvard University
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
Hasselmann, C.
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
BOX-FOLDER 3/18a Hurlbut, Byron Satterlee
Janssen, Werner
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
see: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
BOX-FOLDER 3/19 Jones, Robert Edmund
Kernochan, Marshall
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 3/20 Kindler, Hans
Koussevitzky, Serge
see: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
Lewis, [John?] Hamilton
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
BOX-FOLDER 3/21 MacKinnon, Douglas A.
BOX-FOLDER 3/22 Massine, Leonide
BOX-FOLDER 3/23 Mueller, Herb
BOX-FOLDER 3/24 N., "Hump" T.
Piatigorsky, Gregor
see: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
Rodzinski, Artur
see: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
BOX-FOLDER 3/25 Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Schirmer, G.
see G. Schirmer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/28 Serkin, Rudolf
(to Mrs. Carpenter)
Sousa, John Philip
see: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
BOX-FOLDER 3/29 Stock, Frederick A.
See also: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 3/30 Stokowski, Leopold
See also: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
See also: Degree certificates from: American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL
Stone, John Timothy
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 3/31 Swarthout, Gladys
U. S. George Washington Bicentennial Commission
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 3/32 University of Rochester
See also: Scrapbook, 1943-1961
Walter, Bruno
see: Scrapbook, 1914-1942
Young, Steve
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
Ziehn, Bernard
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
Ziehn, Emma
see: Scrapbook, 1900-1933
BOX 4-9 MAPCASE 3 Music, 1904-1951
Includes primarily holograph manuscripts of Carpenter's songs, chamber and orchestral pieces, and dramatic works. Many of his printed scores feature holograph annotations or alterations.

Selected scores are cataloged and shelved under ML96.C274, ML96.5.C33, ML96.N22c, ML29c.C3, and ML96.D42 and are indicated as such in this finding aid.
BOX 4-8 MAPCASE 3 Manuscripts, 1913-1949
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 About my garden
Holograph score ; [2] p.
MUSIC 1856 (reel 4, item 57)
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Ad domnulam suam
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